Posts tagged "Reviews"

Hương Ngô: Reap the Whirlwind

02/16/2019
Hương Ngô: Reap the Whirlwind
Hương Ngô, Reap the Whirlwind, Installation View, Aspect/Ratio, 2019. Photo by Tom Van Enyde.
This article was originally published by Fabrik in February 2018.

In Hương Ngô’s latest exhibition, Reap The Whirlwind, the artist samples archival documents, vintage pulp novels, film sequences and historic postcards to recover representations of Indochinese women. Using distinct material reproduction techniques, Ngô questions the politics of the viewers’ access. Ngô’s female protagonists include Nguyên Thi Minh Khai... +

‘Chicago New Media 1973-1992’ pays tribute to the city’s contribution to video games and digital art

11/25/2018
‘Chicago New Media 1973-1992’ pays tribute to the city’s contribution to video games and digital art
Montana, Jane Veeder, video, 1982. Courtesy of Jane Veeder and VGA Gallery.
The following article was first published by the Chicago Reader in November, 2018. Chicago isn't immediately associated with technology's vanguard in the popular imagination. But Gallery 400's current exhibition, "Chicago New Media 1973-1992," focuses on the city's contribution to new media history through a broad installation of video games, digital art, video... +

Stitching Temporalities

09/15/2018
Stitching Temporalities
Adrian Piper, Everything #2.8, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text, 8.5 x 11 inches. Private Collection. Courtesy of MoMA. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin
Stitching Temporalities
Adrian Piper, The Mythic Being: I Embody Everything You Most Hate and Fear, 1975. Oil crayon on gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 inches. Collection Thomas Erben, New York. Courtesy of MoMA. © Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin.
The following article was first published by The Seen in September 2018. Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965– 2016 collects nearly 300 individual works of the artist’s work, beginning with late-adolescent paintings, to more recent reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement. What emerges from this assembly is an ongoing interrogation of the frameworks that shape everyday experience. By employing performance, video, writing, sculpture, and photography,... +

Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens

09/28/2017
Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens
Banu Cennetog˘lu, BEINGSAFEISSCARY, 2017, various materials, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14. Photo: Roman März.

The following article was originally published by The Seen in September, 2017.

In a sense, the Western World presumes to be (always) learning from Athens, espousing Ancient Greece as its point of origin and thereafter presuming a complex blend of familiarity, ownership, and admiration. The inscribed plaques on the gates at the... +